Who Sang Turn on the Action? Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones The Dude cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown
Release Date: 1981-3
Genre: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz/Downtempo/Disco/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:21
trumpet: Jerry Hey
programming: Ian Underwood
synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
background vocals & lead vocals: Patti Austin
electric piano: Herbie Hancock and Greg Phillinganes
brass arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: David “Hawk” Wolinski
synthesizer arranger: Rod Temperton and Jerry Hey
arranger: Rod Temperton
[Chorus:]
Turn on the action, (Come on and give me your love)
I'm runnin' hot, baby, give me the
Love inside. (Gotta keep it hot, give it all you got)

Feed me your passion, (Come on and make it alright)
Don't waste no time,
Baby show me a dream tonight (Cotta keep me satisfied)
Don't hold it back,
Let your love flow through me
I need to feel you in my soul
Like it used to be
Won't you do it to me
Give me the moments that make me lose control
Got to put back the feeling we knew once before,
And I will make you see that it's alright
Pull down the blinds, put the lock on the door
So we can share the magic that comes from being one,
And show the world we've only just begun

[Repeat Chorus]

Just treat me right,
I'm a winning ticket, come on and take away the prize
It's up to you, now's the time to get it.
I'll give you somethin' to make you realize,
There's a new kind of woman that's showing her style
I hope that you can make it through the night
So put all your trust in the warmth of my smile,
And I will show you heaven,
Like no one's seen before,
Without a doubt-I'll leave you wantin' more
So take my hand, we'll drift into the night
And I will be your fantasy.
And in a while you'll see that only I can set you free

[Repeat Chorus (with ad libs)]

Got to put back the feeling we knew once before,
And I will make you see that it's alright.
Pull down the blinds, put the lock on the door.
So we can share the magic that comes from being one,
And show the world we've only just begun

[Repeat Chorus to fade]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ai no Corrida
  • 2 The Dude
  • 3 Just Once
  • 4 Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me
  • 5 Somethin' Special
  • 6 Razzamatazz
  • 7 One Hundred Ways
  • 8 Velas
  • 9 Turn on the Action